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Business people around a table in a meeting about IoT security
Customization comes with a competitive edge—and security challenge
By Guillaume Crinon   -   September 6, 2018
Whether you have an in-house team or are exporting the building of infrastructure to a trusted partner, make sure the team is asking the right questions when it comes to implementing and deploying IoT solutions.
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The rise of machine intelligence in the AI era
February 25, 2019
Whether you know it or not, this technology has a lot of potential to deal with business-specific challenges and the benefits of deep learning outnumber its drawbacks.
IoT conceptual icons in cloud server room
IoT: More Than Just Cool Technology
By Alex Iuorio   -   April 25, 2017
I can’t remember the last time I read an article about the Internet of Things (IoT) that didn’t start with market projections about the phenomenal number of devices that will be enabled in the next five to 10 years.
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A decade of smart cities: What has changed and what has remained unchanged...
November 11, 2019
In the latest global smart city development report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global market size for smart cities is expected to grow from US$308 billion in 2018 to US$717.2 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate of 18.4%. Since i
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Not Your Father’s Billboards – Bing Maps Brings The Out-Of-Home Industry Into the Digital Age
November 12, 2019
When you hear the words “Outdoor Advertising” you might think of dusty highway billboards and smiling realtors on bus stop benches. 20 years ago, that was probably pretty close to accurate. Today, it’s a different story.
Battery powering
Batteries are key to charging options
November 11, 2019
Wired power is a strong option for developers that need to get to market fast and require an inexpensive, proven solution. For products where convenience and future compatibility are paramount, you can move forward confidently with standards-based wi
UltraZed SoM & PCIe Carrier Card
Building PetaLinux for the UltraZed & PCIe Carrier Card
November 11, 2019
In this installment of our exploration of Avnet’s UltraZed SoM and the PCIe carrier card, we will develop an example application.
UltraZed SoM and PCIe Carrier card
Working with the UltraZed SoM & PCIe Carrier Card
November 11, 2019
I recently had the opportunity to evaluate the UltraZed™ System on Module (SoM) and accompanying PCIe Carrier Card from Avnet. The UltraZed SoM is the latest in a line of embedded computing technologies from Avnet, which includes a heterogeneous S
Robotic machinery in a production facility
Zero Downtime Industrial IoT Using Programmable SoCs
November 11, 2019
Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems rely on robust communication networks.
Alex Glow
From hacker spaces to Hackster.io: Alex Glow owes her career in hardware to communities
November 11, 2019
Exposure to engineering as a kid helped Alex Glow fall in love with hardware. But it was communities that gave her confidence to turn her hobby into a career.
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In their words: Benefits of the world’s biggest engineering community
November 11, 2019
In the summer of 2018, Avnet celebrated a major milestone: 1 million community members across Hackster.io and element14. As a project-based site, Hackster enables anyone to jump feet first into hardware through knowledge sharing, as well as contests
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Alarm bells ring for unsecured connected devices
November 11, 2019
A hot topic at the annual Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas this summer was the increasing risk companies are facing with the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Choosing A Pressure Sensor
November 11, 2019
Pressure sensors’ accuracy is an important performance attribute, which is typically given as a percentage of full-scale pressure over a certain temperature range. Some sensors also exhibit hysteresis, non-repeatability and non-linearity, which sho
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Zynq SoMs Decrease Customer Development Times and Costs
November 11, 2019
Xilinx’s Zynq®-7000 All Programmable (AP) System-on-Chip (SoC) provides a new paradigm for embedded system design ...
2D image of smart phone charging on mobile battery
Why does Iq matter for USB Type-C?
November 11, 2019
This change is driving an increase in demand for Type-C AC/DC chargers and power banks because the Type-C connector has flip capability which gives convenience to users.
spectrum waves screen
RF sampling: frequency planning yields a clean spectrum – From Texas Instruments
November 11, 2019
You think your radio frequency (RF) sampling design is well in hand because you selected the proper device and defined the clock source. But wait; you are not done. Even the best devices introduce degradation without proper frequency planning to ensu
 Woman controlling thermostate temperature via mobile device
4 energy applications for smart home technologies
November 11, 2019
Many engineers struggle to find the right application to integrate into the overall connected home. But here are four energy and utilities applications that can transform a one-off technology into an integral part of the home of the future.
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Decreasing Time to Design in the Industrial Internet of Things
November 11, 2019
The huge potential for innovation in industrial IoT (IIoT) offers the promise of significant productivity gains, operational efficiency and bottom line revenue increases, but only if it’s enabled by a supply chain based on reliability, stability an
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Xilinx SoCs and the reVISION Stack Accelerate Embedded Vision Integration
November 11, 2019
SoCs with programmable logic are an essential element of real-time embedded vision systems. Designers can capitalize on the power and efficiency of Xilinx's Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC devices to implement their designs using Avnet's Embedded Vision Kits
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Autonomous vehicles are the future
November 11, 2019
Self-driving cars, unmanned aircraft or driverless tractors—autonomous vehicles stopped being merely an idea on paper a long time ago.
LED light
Avnet WTWH Basics of LEDs
November 11, 2019
Using the evolving Power over Ethernet standard to supply DC power to LED-based lighting in place of using the AC line offers both new options and some serious concerns.
lighting currents on industrial building
All-Round ESD and Heat Protection
November 11, 2019
LED lighting systems require high-performance ESD and overtemperature protection if they are to live up to their potential in terms of lifetime, low maintenance costs and overall reliability.
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ADAS: paving the way for autonomous vehicles
November 11, 2019
In order to realize fully automated driving without human intervention, three conditions must be met - the vehicle must be fully aware of the surrounding environment, be able to respond accordingly when the environment changes, and the security of th
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The Growth and Increasing Sophistication of ADAS in the World
November 11, 2019
As electronics in our cars continue to become more sophisticated, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) are taking center stage. These systems make many of the aspects of driving easier, and---most importantly—safer.
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Automotive Electronics: Top 5 Tech Trends of Tomorrow’s Smart Cars
November 11, 2019
In the United States alone, motor vehicles travel well over four trillion miles each year according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.*
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Special Coverage | Chia-Yuan Chang at Avnet: One-stop solutions simplify and expedite the development of IoT
November 11, 2019
A hot new concept and enthusiasm are not enough to ensure a successful business. It requires steady research and development and lots of practice. And it needs more support from the upstream solution providers. Avnet is dedicating itself to providing
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Today's case for AI at the edge
November 11, 2019
AI might feel far away, but engineers are innovating everyday. Should you consider edge AI?
man controlling home security from a tablet
Would you believe it? The next five years will be the era of Smart Home 2.0
November 11, 2019
2014 was generally viewed as the beginning of smart homes, marked by Google’s symbolic acquisition of smart thermostat maker, Nest for US$3.2 billion. Since then, smart home companies have sprung up.
hand navigating home security on smart watch
Will Smart Homes Become the Next Fulcrum for the NFC Market after Mobile Payment?
November 11, 2019
Engendered in 2002, near-field communication (NFC) stands out from among other wireless connection technologies. With an operating frequency of 13.56 MHz, maximum speed of 848 kbps and typical communication distance of 10 cm, it is a safer and more c
avnet branded USB type C connector
It is time to say goodbye to Micro USB!
November 11, 2019
Type-C’s greatest advantage is its integration capability. In addition to not having a right or wrong side (a perennial problem for Micro USB users), Type-C is able to offer integrated power delivery (PD) during charging.
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